Monday, June 11, 2012

Small Session #1 and PR

Poundstone Curls - barx100 this is a PR.

previous best was 81

Skulls - 65 x 5 x 20

Vid.........

36 comments:

  1. I only counted 99.......

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  2. Looks painful. I need to start trying shit like that. Paul, what is your opinion of isometrics? If you've already covered that, I'll kindly fuck off.

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  3. Why don´t you use full ROM? Saw it in your chinup vid too.

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    1. That's as far up as I can curl the bar, form police.

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    2. Just for the sake of curiosity, you cant from lack of mobility or too big arms?

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    3. Are you seriously still asking me these kinds of questions?

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    4. I've found that full range of motion during masturbation is not optimal for a short workout session.

      Think about it.

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    5. No, I'm another Anonymous. And its a serious question: gaining quit a lot of mass implies lose of mobility in shoulders, elbow and wrist? Or you can maintain it trough stretches and drills, etc?

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    6. Mobility in the shoulders.......have you seen me do klokov presses?

      Now do you think that someone with poor shoulder flexibility could do that?

      I don't have flexibility problems in my upperbody. That's a FULL ROM in the curl for me. A slight bend in the elbow for curling is perfectly acceptable.

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  4. It's ridiculous that all the comments in here are people shitting all over your curls. Really, guys?

    Paul, that was totally badass, and I know you're not looking for validation nor are you deterred by what these retards say, but as far as I'm concerned, that was really impressive.

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    1. I can't always tell a difference between the true dumbasses and the trolls. So I always just go with, it's a dumbass.

      I mean if you can't see that's a full ROM I can't fix that level of stupid.

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    2. "Anonymous" has probably never had muscular arms because he's too busy trolling blogs to train and thus wouldn't understand. Good work, Paul. 120 next time, easy ;)

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    3. Jeez calm down. The guy thought Paul wasn't using a full range of motion and asked why, possibly because he knows Paul knows his shit and has some insight to give. Didn't look like he was trying to shit on anybody.

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  5. "You didn't do a full ROM wah wah wah." The internet gives us many great things but sadly it also gives us complete tossers. You know the saying (I'm paraphrasing) 'Give a man a rod and he'll learn how to fish, give a man a username or net anonymity and he becomes an utter tool.'
    Awesome work there Paul. What's next, a couple of small plates on the bar for 100 reps or more reps with the bar?

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    1. Actually that is as a full of ROM as I can do. Two bicep tears probably limit my ROM maybe an inch, but really, who cares?

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    2. So thats why it seems like you don´t extend you army fully at the bottom between each rep?
      I didn´t want to troll, am just curious if it is about holding tension or something.

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    3. Dude, no offense but pull your head out. A very slight bend in the elbows is still a proper curl. Go look up actual curl competitions. They don't start off with their elbows completely extended. There is always just a very slight bend in the elbow.

      All of these curls were FULL ROM. As were my chins.

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    4. In answer to your 'who cares?' query, I'd say 'no one with half a brain'. You did 100 curls and as you say, it's a full ROM. Again, nice work.
      There will always be trolls. Just look at YouTube video comments on guys squatting, benching or deadlifting awesome weights for evidence.

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    5. I know. Sometimes this shit is just amazing to me.

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  6. Personally, I would've just curled 4500 pounds 1x.

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  7. paul what bcaa powder do you use'

    steve

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    1. No more Xtend? How come?

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    2. I didn't like the new taste. It was that simple. LOL I loved the old taste.

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  8. Hi Paul,

    I've read somewhere on your posts that if you were chasing a big overhead press you would train it 2 times a week. Over the last months, I completely stopped benching to focus solely on my press. I have a separate heavy day for the overhead on a 3 days/week program of a press/dead/squat (plus assistance work).

    On the heavy day I overwarmup to singles/triples and then I do a 75/80% back off set. Then, usually on the squat day, after squatting I do a warmup for the press (40%X5/50%X5/60%X3) and shoot for only a hard 50% set with Rep PR's on my mind.

    So, my question is:

    Given the fact that I eliminated benching of any kind and the overhead is the only pressing movement in my routine, would you advise me to keep things with my press as they are now (heavy/light)? Or go for 2 heavy days that would look like this:
    Day 1: Overwarmup to singles -> Back Off Set
    Day 2: Overwarmup to triples -> 50% Set

    At the moment, I consider the 50% set after squatting as a 'light' press day.

    (Sorry for the long post, but I find my self heading full speed towards paralysis by analysis and that pisses me off. So I had to ask you.)

    Thank's a lot for any advice buddy. Readin' your blog every day.


    Ivan

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    1. Ivan (awesome name btw)

      My only advice here, is to do a second type of overhead press on the light day. So if it's a 50% set, do it behind the neck, or then every other week do db presses, viking press, or something like that.

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  9. Did these in my small workout today and got 60. One word - ouch.

    Great work with the 100.

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  10. The "girls" pushing you on was awesome!

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    1. Thanks man. I love em. They are awesome.

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  11. Anonymous should eat a dick. I hit the bastards today......73 was fucking tough.

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  12. Fantastic... Gonna do this because now I'm curious.

    You'll find this hysterical... Not only are there trolls on the internet, but I found one at my gym too! Just got off of a heavy squat set and this guy starts flappin gums about his max squat of 620. I did a double take and started asking questions. Turns out that he did it in 2002 at a body weight of 108 pounds. He could have passed a polygraph he was so serious.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA True story. I'm still chuckling about it.

    Later.

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    1. Dude I've heard em all. I had one guy tell me that his former training partner squatted over a grand raw rock bottom, belt only. I told him to his face he was a liar, and he kept right on talking. I've got hundreds of these stories.....

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  13. I had to deal with a gym troll myself the other day. He kept going on about how my overhead squats were useless for core stability training, which is funny since my abs are way more ripped than his. Finally, I got him to try overhead squats just once with an empty bar, and he literally fell back on his ass during his descent. I yelled "Timber!" as he fell and everyone pointed and laughed; it was aweseome. Then I loaded 95 lbs on the bar and busted out a triple (ass to grass) out of nowhere.

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